When will Golden Rice be available to farmers and consumers?

Currently, Golden Rice is still under development and evaluation. It will only be made available broadly to farmers and consumers if it is successfully developed into rice varieties suitable for Asia, approved by national regulators, and shown to improve vitamin A status in community conditions. If Golden Rice is found to be safe and efficacious, a sustainable delivery program will ensure that Golden Rice is acceptable and accessible to those most in need.

In March 2014, IRRI provided an update on the status of the Golden Rice project, including a research and development delay that is currently being assessed.